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Earful of Cocktail: Episode 1 (0:00:00 - 0:05:00)
The Cocktail Gang gets "Wild Again" as we set off on a new podtail... or should we say "pod tale"! After all, we have a Whale of a Story to share with you: the story of brash, young, scared military man Brian Flanagan and his dreams of owning the city of New York, one spinning bottle of liquor at a time. New features are debuted: "Drink of the Ep", "Flair in the Air", and "Who Let the Spoilers Out?". We pick apart the film’s depiction of masculinity in the 1980s, fill you in on the latest news and gossip about Gilles Gothic, examine the roots of George W. Bush’s imperialist aims, and check up on your favorite Long Island City subway stops. As we’ve always said, there has to be a crossroad, a place to draw the line. And as always, we attempt to answer the question, "what is theirs and what is mine?" The answer may surprise you.

The Cocktail Gang gets "Wild Again" as we set off on a new podtail... or should we say "pod tale"! After all, we have a Whale of a Story to share with you: the story of brash, young, scared military man Brian Flanagan and his dreams of owning the city of New York, one spinning bottle of liquor at a time. New features are debuted: "Drink of the Ep", "Flair in the Air", and "Who Let the Spoilers Out?". We pick apart the film’s depiction of masculinity in the 1980s, fill you in on the latest news and gossip about Gilles Gothic, examine the roots of George W. Bush’s imperialist aims, and check up on your favorite Long Island City subway stops. As we’ve always said, there has to be a crossroad, a place to draw the line. And as always, we attempt to answer the question, "what is theirs and what is mine?" The answer may surprise you.

Drink of the Ep — The Uncle Pat

Audio size is 113972981 bytes. Recorded on 2017-09-02 at 5:00 PM


Earful of Cocktail: Episode 2 (0:05:00 - 0:10:00)
Outwork, outthink, outscheme, and outmanoeuvre: that's the strategy for the Cocktail Gang as we address the second five, as Brian Flanagan pursues other avenues and wears many ties. We are introduced to the first of Coughlin’s Laws, and hear the chilling name of "McDougall" for the first time. A lot happens during this episode: the psychology of Uncle Pat is delved, logical positivism is assessed, and we even start a lawsuit! Along the way, we attempt to solve the mystery once and for all: did the Mets win the World Series in 1969 or 1965? The movie "Cocktail" offers clues. New feature: "Coughlin’s Laws."

Outwork, outthink, outscheme, and outmanoeuvre: that's the strategy for the Cocktail Gang as we address the second five, as Brian Flanagan pursues other avenues and wears many ties. We are introduced to the first of Coughlin’s Laws, and hear the chilling name of "McDougall" for the first time. A lot happens during this episode: the psychology of Uncle Pat is delved, logical positivism is assessed, and we even start a lawsuit! Along the way, we attempt to solve the mystery once and for all: did the Mets win the World Series in 1969 or 1965? The movie "Cocktail" offers clues. New feature: "Coughlin’s Laws."

Drink of the Ep — Big Apple Interview

Audio size is 112270399 bytes. Recorded on 2017-09-16 at 5:00 PM


Earful of Cocktail: Episode 3 (0:10:00 - 0:15:00)
An episode with all the excitement of the Keynesian revolution... but wait, there's more! Brian Flanagan goes full frogman, concurrent with matriculation to the University of Toronto. He's slipping and sliding behind the bar, scoring big tips from the waitstaff and BIGGER tips from Douglas Coughlin. The cocktail gang analyze the terrible, terrible drinks of the 1980s that are screamed in Brian's direction, as well as the vacant heart of 1980s greed. What does it mean? Nothing! Also featuring "With Fresh Eyes", with DJ scuttle_toes.

An episode with all the excitement of the Keynesian revolution... but wait, there's more! Brian Flanagan goes full frogman, concurrent with matriculation to the University of Toronto. He's slipping and sliding behind the bar, scoring big tips from the waitstaff and BIGGER tips from Douglas Coughlin. The cocktail gang analyze the terrible, terrible drinks of the 1980s that are screamed in Brian's direction, as well as the vacant heart of 1980s greed. What does it mean? Nothing! Also featuring "With Fresh Eyes", with DJ scuttle_toes.

Drink of the Ep — Ding-A-Ling

Audio size is 114239758 bytes. Recorded on 2017-10-21 at 5:00 PM


Earful of Cocktail: Episode 4 (0:15:00 - 0:20:00)
In this week's episode of Earful of Cocktail, we celebrate the life of famed movie star and bartender Tom Cruise. As Brian Flanagan contemplates his own mortality, faces his addiction to love, and staves off hug-me eyes, light dawns on Marble Head. Guest for "With Fresh Eyes": Marc Chambers, host of the podcast whose name we all know. #RIPTomCruise #NeverRecover #StickWithTheBrew

In this week's episode of Earful of Cocktail, we celebrate the life of famed movie star and bartender Tom Cruise. As Brian Flanagan contemplates his own mortality, faces his addiction to love, and staves off hug-me eyes, light dawns on Marble Head. Guest for "With Fresh Eyes": Marc Chambers, host of the podcast whose name we all know. #RIPTomCruise #NeverRecover #StickWithTheBrew

Drink of the Ep — Finnegan's Obit

Audio size is 112906846 bytes. Recorded on 2017-11-04 at 5:00 PM


Earful of Cocktail: Episode 5 (0:20:00 - 0:25:00)
It's a Target Kids takeover this episode of Earful, as we lurk within internet-only radio signals under the cover of a volleyball game. We break down the fifth five minutes, from assessing business proposals, juggling pizza, to examining the forgotten B-side of the Big Bopper's biggest bop. Also featuring detailed economic analysis of the bartender game through a Georgist lens, andeven cameos from Trump AND Clinton! Guest for "With Fresh Eyes": Trevor Adamo, who has useful information on comics-related websites to visit.

It's a Target Kids takeover this episode of Earful, as we lurk within internet-only radio signals under the cover of a volleyball game. We break down the fifth five minutes, from assessing business proposals, juggling pizza, to examining the forgotten B-side of the Big Bopper's biggest bop. Also featuring detailed economic analysis of the bartender game through a Georgist lens, andeven cameos from Trump AND Clinton! Guest for "With Fresh Eyes": Trevor Adamo, who has useful information on comics-related websites to visit.

Drink of the Ep — Silicon Valley Dirty Lyle

Audio size is 113734373 bytes. Recorded on 2017-12-02 at 6:00 PM


Earful of Cocktail: Episode 6 (0:25:00 - 0:30:00)
Prepare your epsom, calculate your epsom checksum, and relax with the sixth five minutes of Cocktail! Some powerful stuff this episode, as the Earful gang investigates Brian Flanagan's role in #pizzagate, makes wagers on the future of rice-washing AI, takes preliminary efforts to reach out to Heywood Gould (a nail-biting LIVE tweet!), and importantly, never, ever talks over the sound of a human voice. For what is a "podcast" if not a panopticon for us to watch and be watched? And really, what separates the prose of the Earful gang from the work of a yuppie poet? ...and THAT'S the bottom line!

Prepare your epsom, calculate your epsom checksum, and relax with the sixth five minutes of Cocktail! Some powerful stuff this episode, as the Earful gang investigates Brian Flanagan's role in #pizzagate, makes wagers on the future of rice-washing AI, takes preliminary efforts to reach out to Heywood Gould (a nail-biting LIVE tweet!), and importantly, never, ever talks over the sound of a human voice. For what is a "podcast" if not a panopticon for us to watch and be watched? And really, what separates the prose of the Earful gang from the work of a yuppie poet? ...and THAT'S the bottom line!

Drink of the Ep — Yuppie Behind Bars

Audio size is 113592320 bytes. Recorded on 2018-01-06 at 5:00 PM


Earful of Cocktail: Episode 7 (0:30:00 - 0:35:00)
Pull out your HDCP stripper, organize your locally-administered FTP server, and get all shook up for another five minutes of Cocktail! When Brian's fling with Coral marks the start of a relationship, threatening a veritable bro paradise, it's up to the Earful Gang to analyze the gender-fluid spaces that emerge–and the results can only be described as "extratentacular"! Best listened to from the perch of a hot tub in front of your fireplace.

Pull out your HDCP stripper, organize your locally-administered FTP server, and get all shook up for another five minutes of Cocktail! When Brian's fling with Coral marks the start of a relationship, threatening a veritable bro paradise, it's up to the Earful Gang to analyze the gender-fluid spaces that emerge–and the results can only be described as "extratentacular"! Best listened to from the perch of a hot tub in front of your fireplace.

Drink of the Ep — Angry Basketball

Audio size is 111955968 bytes. Recorded on 2018-01-27 at 5:00 PM


Earful of Cocktail: Episode 8 (0:35:00 - 0:40:00)
Get your mind untwisted, mate, by listening to an all-new episode of Earful! In this ep, we return to the beginning of the film's essence, helping you spot the difference between one-nighters and meaningful relationships with unattached millionaresses, and bringing you a veritable Kokomo-splosion of information about Mike Love's beloved chart-topper! Also in the ep, free throw mathematics, inside tips on MIDI conversions, and a heads-up on some truly outstanding web properties (http://shoevids.com!) So curl up with your big snifter; we'll get there fast and then we'll take it slow...

Get your mind untwisted, mate, by listening to an all-new episode of Earful! In this ep, we return to the beginning of the film's essence, helping you spot the difference between one-nighters and meaningful relationships with unattached millionaresses, and bringing you a veritable Kokomo-splosion of information about Mike Love's beloved chart-topper! Also in the ep, free throw mathematics, inside tips on MIDI conversions, and a heads-up on some truly outstanding web properties (http://shoevids.com!) So curl up with your big snifter; we'll get there fast and then we'll take it slow...

Drink of the Ep — The Kokomo Brochure

Audio size is 115439616 bytes. Recorded on 2018-03-24 at 5:00 PM


Earful of Cocktail: Episode 9 (0:40:00 - 0:45:00)
Get ready to hit the road, mon, with the Earful Crew, as we dissect another five minutes of Cocktail! In this episode, Owen will take care of you as we carefully analyze the continuity of Flanagan's circular barwork, assess the sublimated rage beneath the worry-free happiness, and draw connections to avant-garde films of the 1930s. Relax with a shot of the roadside sick-making plant as we introduce new segments "Shue's Shoes," "Key Line Pie," and "That weird interstitial segment before we get to The Sync." It will *certainly* be an adventure.

Get ready to hit the road, mon, with the Earful Crew, as we dissect another five minutes of Cocktail! In this episode, Owen will take care of you as we carefully analyze the continuity of Flanagan's circular barwork, assess the sublimated rage beneath the worry-free happiness, and draw connections to avant-garde films of the 1930s. Relax with a shot of the roadside sick-making plant as we introduce new segments "Shue's Shoes," "Key Line Pie," and "That weird interstitial segment before we get to The Sync." It will *certainly* be an adventure.

Drink of the Ep — Purgatory Happy Hour

Audio size is 114724864 bytes. Recorded on 2018-04-21 at 5:00 PM


Earful of Cocktail: Episode 10 (0:45:00 - 0:50:00)
Throw on a pair of shades and get set for a special throwback edition of an Earful of Cocktail! In this ep, we bring back the classic segment "Spoiler Alert", while analyzing all the action! We have Coughlin-Prognan nuptials, an eventful crontage, carefully-timed discussions of boring scenes, and even start a brand-new Feud! Stick around as we pick apart the latest celeb height news and play matchmaker with Doug. The one thing we promise you: you've never listened to a podcast with such intense dance vibes! Featuring the popular segments "Shue are You?" and "Shue's News."

Throw on a pair of shades and get set for a special throwback edition of an Earful of Cocktail! In this ep, we bring back the classic segment "Spoiler Alert", while analyzing all the action! We have Coughlin-Prognan nuptials, an eventful crontage, carefully-timed discussions of boring scenes, and even start a brand-new Feud! Stick around as we pick apart the latest celeb height news and play matchmaker with Doug. The one thing we promise you: you've never listened to a podcast with such intense dance vibes! Featuring the popular segments "Shue are You?" and "Shue's News."

Drink of the Ep — Fight on the Beach

Audio size is 114724864 bytes. Recorded on 2018-05-12 at 5:00 PM


Earful of Cocktail: Episode 11 (0:50:00 - 0:55:00)
Get ready for commodities! In this episode of Earful, we're back from jet-setting across the world, and we're unpacking some ... Powerful Stuff. Brian and Shue hang out for a bit, consider maybe riding that boat thing tomorrow, and go totally Kangaroo Jack. We consider how educational the movie Cocktail is, while killing time through expansive diversions into tiki history, Shakespearean lace-tip carvings, and moving walkways. And before you know it, we've cornered the market! Tada! Guest for "With Fresh Eyes": Alan's aunt, an expert on all things trucking.

Get ready for commodities! In this episode of Earful, we're back from jet-setting across the world, and we're unpacking some ... Powerful Stuff. Brian and Shue hang out for a bit, consider maybe riding that boat thing tomorrow, and go totally Kangaroo Jack. We consider how educational the movie Cocktail is, while killing time through expansive diversions into tiki history, Shakespearean lace-tip carvings, and moving walkways. And before you know it, we've cornered the market! Tada! Guest for "With Fresh Eyes": Alan's aunt, an expert on all things trucking.

Drink of the Ep — Millionaire's Waterfall

Audio size is 115124224 bytes. Recorded on 2018-07-07 at 5:00 PM


Earful of Cocktail: Episode 12 (0:55:00 - 1:00:00)
The Earful Crew checks in with a special Monday show, and trust us when we tell you: it's nothing short of spectacular! We utilize powerful algebra to calculate the badness of infidelity, assess the racial theories of Douglas Coughlin, and track the friendship of Eck, Boyd, and Bean—Jamaica's original Dream Buds. As you sit back for an extra-long spoiler alert and plenty of Reagan talk, just note how tasty this podcast is! Featuring the new segment, "What's Alan Opening"?

The Earful Crew checks in with a special Monday show, and trust us when we tell you: it's nothing short of spectacular! We utilize powerful algebra to calculate the badness of infidelity, assess the racial theories of Douglas Coughlin, and track the friendship of Eck, Boyd, and Bean—Jamaica's original Dream Buds. As you sit back for an extra-long spoiler alert and plenty of Reagan talk, just note how tasty this podcast is! Featuring the new segment, "What's Alan Opening"?

Drink of the Ep — Nothing Special

Audio size is 112869376 bytes. Recorded on 2018-07-23 at 8:00 PM


Earful of Cocktail: Episode 13 (1:00:00 - 1:05:00)
It's episode 13 of Earful of Cocktail, and an important one: Shue finally gets her name, while Brian wakes up from his extended dream sequence back in NYC! Some big questions are answered here: What's it like for an Australian coming to America? Where can you go to key out and talk to theta people? And what *did* Brian did to her? Listen for cogent market analysis (primarily of Odin Productions) as well as the sound of a DUALSHOCK 4 being repeatedly disconnected. Also featuring fan-favorite segment "We Write An Email Live On-Air."

It's episode 13 of Earful of Cocktail, and an important one: Shue finally gets her name, while Brian wakes up from his extended dream sequence back in NYC! Some big questions are answered here: What's it like for an Australian coming to America? Where can you go to key out and talk to theta people? And what *did* Brian did to her? Listen for cogent market analysis (primarily of Odin Productions) as well as the sound of a DUALSHOCK 4 being repeatedly disconnected. Also featuring fan-favorite segment "We Write An Email Live On-Air."

Drink of the Ep — The Tony Scaduto

Audio size is 112250880 bytes. Recorded on 2018-07-28 at 5:00 PM


Earful of Cocktail: Episode 14 (1:05:00 - 1:10:00)
The art world meets pugilism in this episode of Earful, and the gang's here to give you the full blow-by-blow! The new ep is decidedly urban in orientation, featuring Bonnie party-breaking her new boy toy, Brian attempting to buttle, and some cruel misdeeds done to brewer's yeast. Meanwhile, we resolve the feud with the Catbro.

The art world meets pugilism in this episode of Earful, and the gang's here to give you the full blow-by-blow! The new ep is decidedly urban in orientation, featuring Bonnie party-breaking her new boy toy, Brian attempting to buttle, and some cruel misdeeds done to brewer's yeast. Meanwhile, we resolve the feud with the Catbro.

Drink of the Ep — Art World Orientation

Audio size is 112906240 bytes. Recorded on 2018-08-11 at 5:00 PM


Earful of Cocktail: Episode 15 (1:10:00 - 1:15:00)
The Earful Gang serves up some specials in this ep... But instead of meatloaf muzzarell from the homeland, it's deep analysis of the menacing meta-romantic-comedy overtures of Brian Flanagan! And instead of Chicken a la King (a la Delmonico's), we dive deep into abortion and how societal expectations of loyalty fit into gender roles! And in lieu of ketchup for your fries, we have so much more: cameos from Yolandi Visser and other stalwarts of the Toronto theatre scene, rating YouTube comments by creepiness, and a rare successful match in "Key Line Pie." Featuring a guest (and a magnificent three-way sync) in Matt Apfel, longtime "Cocktail" aficionado and formerly of "Frankenfood" (not a plug).

The Earful Gang serves up some specials in this ep... But instead of meatloaf muzzarell from the homeland, it's deep analysis of the menacing meta-romantic-comedy overtures of Brian Flanagan! And instead of Chicken a la King (a la Delmonico's), we dive deep into abortion and how societal expectations of loyalty fit into gender roles! And in lieu of ketchup for your fries, we have so much more: cameos from Yolandi Visser and other stalwarts of the Toronto theatre scene, rating YouTube comments by creepiness, and a rare successful match in "Key Line Pie." Featuring a guest (and a magnificent three-way sync) in Matt Apfel, longtime "Cocktail" aficionado and formerly of "Frankenfood" (not a plug).

Drink of the Ep — Unwanted Pregnancy

Audio size is 114458624 bytes. Recorded on 2018-09-15 at 5:00 PM


Earful of Cocktail: Episode 16 (1:15:00 - 1:20:00)
The Earful crew welcomes Daddy to the story, as we move on up from pickled chicken eggs to pickled ostrich eggs, from a mere Megaloft to a true Park Avenue penthouse! Also on this ep: an important Pageful of Cocktail update, and plenty of java: an analysis of "Starbucks Trajectory" and a recap of the famous coffee scene from George of the Jungle! Welcome Daddy!

The Earful crew welcomes Daddy to the story, as we move on up from pickled chicken eggs to pickled ostrich eggs, from a mere Megaloft to a true Park Avenue penthouse! Also on this ep: an important Pageful of Cocktail update, and plenty of java: an analysis of "Starbucks Trajectory" and a recap of the famous coffee scene from George of the Jungle! Welcome Daddy!

Drink of the Ep — Penthouse Daddy

Audio size is 113133568 bytes. Recorded on 2018-11-12 at 8:00 PM


Earful of Cocktail: Episode 17 (1:20:00 - 1:25:00)
Mr. Coughlin may have no friends on Saturday night, but you have a friend in the Earful Crew, as we crack the 17th five minutes. We may be a bit rusty, but whether it's crunching the numbers on the FRP (Flanagan Removal Price), investigating how much prospective club attendees resemble Bruce Springsteen's couch, or missizing windows in order to block significant portions of our screens, we deliver! Also featuring the popular segment, "We email the Pittsburgh City Orchestra to inquire whether its Grammy-award-winning baritone actually played a small part in the movie 'Cocktail' (1988)".

Mr. Coughlin may have no friends on Saturday night, but you have a friend in the Earful Crew, as we crack the 17th five minutes. We may be a bit rusty, but whether it's crunching the numbers on the FRP (Flanagan Removal Price), investigating how much prospective club attendees resemble Bruce Springsteen's couch, or missizing windows in order to block significant portions of our screens, we deliver! Also featuring the popular segment, "We email the Pittsburgh City Orchestra to inquire whether its Grammy-award-winning baritone actually played a small part in the movie 'Cocktail' (1988)".

Drink of the Ep — Kerry's Dream

Audio size is 98455552 bytes. Recorded on 2019-03-08 at 5:00 PM


Earful of Cocktail: Episode 18 (1:25:00 - 1:30:00)
Get ready for a new, completely mistake-free episode of Earful of Cocktail! Plenty to dive into, as we pick apart the decor of the Coughlin-Prognan-'Partment, itemize with staggering detail the expenses of a $100k/week bar, but most importantly, apply the writings of Barbara Ehrenreich to best understand how "Cocktail" (1988) represents masculinity in the 1980s, in the context of ever-changing gender roles interacting with economic pressures! Featuring the popular segments "At This Time," "Read the Tweets", "Good Reads", and "With Fresh Eyes".

Get ready for a new, completely mistake-free episode of Earful of Cocktail! Plenty to dive into, as we pick apart the decor of the Coughlin-Prognan-'Partment, itemize with staggering detail the expenses of a $100k/week bar, but most importantly, apply the writings of Barbara Ehrenreich to best understand how "Cocktail" (1988) represents masculinity in the 1980s, in the context of ever-changing gender roles interacting with economic pressures! Featuring the popular segments "At This Time," "Read the Tweets", "Good Reads", and "With Fresh Eyes".

Drink of the Ep — Boat Brain On The Rocks

Audio size is 109135872 bytes. Recorded on 2019-03-23 at 5:00 PM


Earful of Cocktail: Episode 19 (1:30:00 - 1:35:00)
We're solving a mystery, the mystery of the murder of Douglas Coughlin! The clues are everywhere! Can someone commit suicide by slashing their own throat? (we consult Quora.) Who wrote the "suicide" letter? (We conduct advanced handwriting analyses.) Also featuring additional investigations into etymology of penthouse and other compound words, the coroner scene, the corner scene, blood temperature measurement techniques, and more! Additionally: an update on the Pittsburgh Orchestra, plus a very special edition of the famous theme song.

We're solving a mystery, the mystery of the murder of Douglas Coughlin! The clues are everywhere! Can someone commit suicide by slashing their own throat? (we consult Quora.) Who wrote the "suicide" letter? (We conduct advanced handwriting analyses.) Also featuring additional investigations into etymology of penthouse and other compound words, the coroner scene, the corner scene, blood temperature measurement techniques, and more! Additionally: an update on the Pittsburgh Orchestra, plus a very special edition of the famous theme song.

Drink of the Ep — Funeral Helper

Audio size is 112621568 bytes. Recorded on 2019-06-22 at 5:00 PM


Earful of Cocktail: Episode 20 (1:35:00 - 1:40:00)
We hit the FFF of Cocktail, and we have a FIGHT on our hands! A good time as any to crack open the Security Guard Force Continuum, and assess how adequately various security guards/bellmen deescalated the flare-up between Flanagan and Penthouse Daddy. (thanks to crimedoctor.com) In the remaining time, we analyze the planning of the Flanagan/Shue wedding, discover a mystery wedding guest, fix the movie's ending, and reference Benihana. Throughout, we are aided by special guest J.T, noted vinyl expert.

We hit the FFF of Cocktail, and we have a FIGHT on our hands! A good time as any to crack open the Security Guard Force Continuum, and assess how adequately various security guards/bellmen deescalated the flare-up between Flanagan and Penthouse Daddy. (thanks to crimedoctor.com) In the remaining time, we analyze the planning of the Flanagan/Shue wedding, discover a mystery wedding guest, fix the movie's ending, and reference Benihana. Throughout, we are aided by special guest J.T, noted vinyl expert.

Drink of the Ep — FUTURE TWINZ

Audio size is 114452480 bytes. Recorded on 2019-07-20 at 5:00 PM


Earful of Cocktail: Episode 21 (1:40:00 - 1:43:23)
NOT a party ep

NOT a party ep

Drink of the Ep — The "Cocktail" (1988) Cocktail

Audio size is 114556341 bytes. Recorded on 2019-10-19 at 5:00 PM


Earful of Cocktail: Exhibit A: Interview with Heywood Gould
We talk to Heywood Gould about "Cocktail" (1984), "Cocktail" (1988), "Cocktail 2" (TBD), "Cocktail: The Musical" (TBD), and much, much more

We talk to Heywood Gould about "Cocktail" (1984), "Cocktail" (1988), "Cocktail 2" (TBD), "Cocktail: The Musical" (TBD), and much, much more

Audio size is 72806400 bytes. Recorded on 2019-10-21 at 3:00 PM